Tips for Business People

By Simon O'Shaughnessy | Good tips, profit and better business

Jessica Mah Shares Her 5 Best Pieces of Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial star, Jessica Mah, who, by the age of 25 had been featured as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and appeared on the cover of Inc. magazine, offers advice for women entrepreneurs - and for the men who want to see them succeed.<p>Jessica Mah, co-founder and CEO of accounting software and …

Success

In these turbulent times, take a break from social media to find comfort

The internet is often a stream of anxiety-inducing hatred. Solace can only be found in the real world<p>Five days after the election of Donald Trump, I stood in line at the airport wanting to kill time. I glanced at Twitter on my phone, almost by instinct, to snuff out a momentary feeling of boredom. …

Donald Trump

How one 24-year-old runs a $70,000-a-month business while traveling the world

Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, with a degree in business …

Careers

France Makes Email Illegal on Weekends. 5 Ways U.S. Workers Can Cope With Addiction

It's illegal in France, but U.S. workers can follow this advice to avoid workplace issues.<p>This summer, France made a big, bold step to combat email addiction.<p>As reported by multiple outlets, there's new legislation that makes it illegal to work on email on weekends if your company has over 50 …

Dad, the guerrilla who refused to give up

He was the special forces war hero who escaped the Nazis and evaded the Japanese, but Keggie Carew’s father couldn’t avoid his final nemesis. Although he gave it a damn good try …<p>The first note I found in Dad’s pocket said: “My name is Tom Carew, but I have forgotten yours.” I soon discovered he …

Aung San Suu Kyi

12 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Creativity

All jobs require creativity in some form or another. Because of this, we’ve all probably been stumped at work before. The worst part? It’s not always …

A terrible myth is surrounding millennials and entrepreneurship

"Millennials are on track to be the least entrepreneurial generation in recent history,” John Lettieri, the co­-founder of the Economic Innovation Group, testified last week before the U.S. Senate.<p>The share of people under 30 who own a business has fallen by 65 percent since the 1980s and is now at …

Millennials

Seth's Blog

Most of what we're chasing is that which we've had all along.<p>In our culture, the getting is ever more important than the having.<p>There's nothing wrong …

Here’s How You Get Past the Fear of a Career Change

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

The Counterintuitive (But Effective) Way To Score A Raise

Working for yourself for a while can launch you back into the traditional workforce at a new and better level.<p>In the past, the conventional wisdom about self-employment went like this: If you left the traditional workforce to work for yourself, you were unlikely to go back. On average, you would …

7 Habits Of Resilient Teams

Resilient teams can weather the challenges of an ever-changing business environment because they have built these skills.<p>Companies devote an enormous amount of time and effort to building the best teams. But if a team can’t overcome setbacks and challenges, those resources might be wasted.<p>“It’s an …

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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice.<p>We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” …

Careers

Top five regrets of the dying

A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?<p>• Bronnie Ware: 'Writing Top Five Regrets of the Dying has brought me to tears'<p>• How to die: five positive steps …

Happiness

Watch out for the dark side of charismatic leaders

In a recent leadership session I conducted with a number of senior executives, we talked about the importance of charisma as a way of connecting with people and getting them to hear a leader's message. Several asked whether charisma is always positive or whether there is a potential dark side that …

Leadership

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>A few years ago, I was struck by a study of Disney parks: the company had hired a team of analysts to figure out what kids found most absorbing about their theme park. Was it Mickey and Minnie? Cinderella’s castle? Space Mountain?<p>No. It was their parents’ mobile phones. …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Every now and then, we need something more than words on a page to get us inspired. These 5 TED talks will do just that and more.<p>Every now and then, we need a little something more than words on a page to get inspired. Hearing someone talk to us--or even just hearing someone's voice--is really all …

Malcolm Gladwell

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Self-improvement

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Emotional Intelligence

What Could A Bestseller Book Achieve For Your Business?

<i>“ ‘Bestseller’ is a manipulated term. If you want to be a bestselling author, take out a $100,000 loan and buy 15,000 of your own books from Amazon.” Internatonal bestselling author</i> <i>Patrick Snow via BookPromotionHub.com</i><p>From my own experience, Snow’s tongue-in-cheek price tag is low. I know authors …

Publishing

The best leaders do this at work

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

When we try to define what a “digital organization” is, what first comes to mind are technological devices: employees toting laptops, permanently connected to a shared, real-time flow of information on virtual platforms, constantly communicating with customers or suppliers – people working from …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

<i>Once You Achieve A Significant Purpose, You Will Not Be The Same Person You Were When You Set Out On The Journey.</i><p>It’s not enough to have just a goal. <b>You need to have a purpose.</b><p>As we wrote in our post on achieving any goals in life, setting a goal for the sake of it is rarely sustainable, as you …

Self-improvement

Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

Doing these 9 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the value of recognizing boundaries and continually pushing them.<p>As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your …

Self-improvement

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Put His Failures Up Front In a Job-Hunting Experiment

A warts-and-all approach to job hunting sounds dubious, but it’s something Jeff Scardino is passionate about. He advocated for mostly-warts self-disclosure earlier this year on his website, The Relevant Resume, and now he’s putting his money where his CV is.<p>In his new video, <i>A Relevant Experiment</i>, …

Employment

7 Ted Talks Every Leader Should Watch

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

Infographic: 50 Productivity Tips To Boost Your Brainpower

<b>Feeling</b> the back-to-work blues?<p><b>Work management and collaboration platform</b> Wrike has come up with an infographic to help you beat the slump.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘50 …

Infographics